I never truly appreciated the newborn stage until I had Macks. When you’re a new mom, you learn as you go. Everything is new. But with Macks being my third child, I knew what was coming next (or at least I’d like to think that I did.)
I love each stage that my children go through, but there is something so magical and precious about those newborn days. It’s only been five months since Macks was born, but it feels like so long ago that we was my tiny baby. It’s hard for me to admit this, but I miss it so much. There is so much to love when your little one is so fresh and new, but here’s what I miss most about when Macks was a newborn.
One of the hardest things for me to get used to when I first became a mom was sleep (or lack thereof). I love sleep. I’m a night owl and love to stay up until the wee hours of the morning and then sleep in late. I was in for a huge wake up call (literally) when my oldest daughter was born and was up almost every two hours in the middle of the night. Thankfully, I’ve gotten used to those early morning wake up calls now that I have three kids. While I do value sleep, I am able to function on much less sleep than I ever thought that I could.
Macks turned five months last week, and with each month that passes it gets more and more fun. His personality shines and he loves to laugh and “talk” to everyone. One of his favorite things to do is roll over onto his belly the second that you put him on the ground. I’ll put him in one spot, and then walk into the kitchen to come back to see he’s rolled all the way over to a completely different spot in the living room.
It was an exciting month for us, as most of our time was spent outside enjoying every single second of this gorgeous summer weather. And with that comes so many great memories and photo opportunities! Check out some of my favorite magical moments from Macks’ fifth month!
With summer in full swing and the temperatures rising, Macks is living in bodysuits. They are easy to put on, make it a breeze to change a diaper, and keep him cool during these hot months. There are so many cute bodysuits available that many can just be worn by themselves and still look like a cute outfit on your little guy.
Macks is growing like a weed, and I’m finding that he’s already outgrown most of the clothes that I bought for him when I was pregnant. I am always on the hunt for clothes for him that are both stylish and practical. Thankfully, Disney Baby has so many cute bodysuits that are perfect for Macks. Check out some of my favorites.
One thing that I noticed as soon as Macks was born was his constant need to suck on things. It’s something that helps soothe him when he is upset. While most of the time he gets that sensation out when he eats, there are moments when he just wants to suck on things, and I know that he’s not hungry. That’s when pacifiers come in handy.